Whatcom County includes the city of Ferndale, Lynden, Birch Bay, Blaine, Glacier, Deming and MORE.
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Close. Convenient. Crowd-Free. That's the motto at Bellingham International Airport! If you want to avoid long lines, anxiety-producing crowds, and large, confusing terminals, try traveling through Bellingham International Airport. Many people rely on Bellingham International Airport (BLI) for directs flights across the west coast and for easy, no-stress travel to SeaTac airport. Like many beloved regional airports, BLI is modern, clean, and easy-to-navigate.
From Bellingham to the majestic peak of Mt. Baker, the Mt. Baker Highway winds through quiet farmlands, rolling wooded hills, and small communities including Nugents Corner, Deming, Kendall, Maple Falls, and Glacier. Following State Route 9 to the south are the towns of Van Zandt and Acme. Collectively, these communities are known as the Mt. Baker Foothills, filled with river rafting, restaurants, lodging, and miles of scenic trails through National Forest lands.
Located 25 minutes from Bellingham, WA is the idyllic town of Lynden, Washington, known for being Washington State’s largest Dutch settlement and for being the largest producer of raspberries in the nation. We've rounded up the 10 best thigns to do during a stay in the charming town of Lynden!
If you're looking for great Whatcom County hikes or on trails on the Puget Sound islands, be sure to check out Lummi Island Washington. There are some lovely hikng areas and trails on Lummi Island including the Baker Preserve Trail as well as hikes on Otto Preserve and Curry Preserve. These hikes feature great forest views along with views of the San Juan Islands.
Travel to the extreme peak of the Pacific Northwest! Explore Point Roberts, Washington – an exclave of the US that juts off Canada, or visit Blaine at the tip-top of Washington. Check-in, get insider discounts & enjoy local seafood & sunsets along the way. https://www.bellingham.org/quest
With more than 500,000 acres, the North Cascades National Park is one of the largest of three National Park Service units in Washington State. The North Cascades National Park is composed of three different parks; Ross Lake, Lake Chelan and North Cascades National Park. Popular hikes include; Diablo Lake, Cascade Pass Trial, Maple Pass Loop and Hidden Lake. #BellinghamExperience #WhatcomCounty #BellinghamWashington #DiabloLake #NorthCascades #RossLake #NorthCascadesInstitute
It's easy to see why this is one of our favorite Whatcom County Scenic Byways... Massive peaks and lakes colored turquoise by glacial silt, like Diablo Lake 😍 Take a drive and see why these mountains are called “the American Alps" and why some say this is the most scenic in Washington State 🚗 #NorthCascades #Washington #WhatcomCounty #PNW #Travel #AdventureTravel #Camping #Hiking #nature #WesternWashington #UpperLeftUSA #NorthCascadesNationalPark
Bellingham, Washington and Ketchikan, Alaska are not that far apart, and on the Alaska Ferry half the fun is getting there. The southern terminal for the Alaska Marine Highway System is in Bellingham. Passengers can book passage with or without a vehicle. For a casual getaway to Ketchikan, who needs a car? Just buy passenger-only tickets and walk on.
Planning to visit Bellingham Washington this year? Here’s a list of must do activities when you come! Visit The Mount Baker Theatre, enjoy a beer at Aslan Brewing, explore Chuckanut Drive, take in the views from Bellingham Bay and enjoy fresh apples from BelleWood Farms #BellinghamExperience #VisitBellingham #Activities #Hiking #Foodie #WhatcomCounty #WesternWashingtonUniversity #WhatcomCounty #Ferndale #Lynden #Blaine #AslanBrewing #ChuckanutDrive #ThingsToDoNearSeattle #WashingtonState
Blaine, Washington is beautifully framed by Mt. Baker to the east and Semiahmoo Bay and the Georgia Strait to the west. It is also home to Drayton Harbor and is just a short drive to the U.S. – Canadian border. At the border crossing you will find the Peace Arch State Park. The 72-foot Peace Arch symbolizes nearly two centuries of peace between the two countries. This lovely landscaped park has thousands of flowers and shrubs plus seasonal displays of sculptures and art. #BellinghamExperience
If the sea is beckoning you, consider a day trip to the lovely and secluded Lummi Island. While primarily a residential paradise, there are activities that make this hidden gem well worth the trip for a day adventure. The Lummi Island ferry departs from Gooseberry Point along the coast of the Lummi Indian reservation, a forty minute drive from Oostema Farmstead. Once on the open-air car ferry, you are only a five minute ride from the island.